Book Publishing Tips for Self Publishing

Great American Novels: What are they? Who writes them?

By Kevin Osworth | July 3, 2017 |
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If you’re a lifelong reader, chances are you’ve encountered something defined as the “great American novel.” But what does that mean? The great American novel is a novel of literary merit, and it shows a snapshot of what America was like during that moment in time. Books like To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn…

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June Writing Series: How to Write Timing and Pacing in a Story

By Kevin Osworth | June 30, 2017 |
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Every Friday in June, we’ll be posting a blog in our series on how to improve your writing. From how to write dialogue or conflicts to how to improve your grammar, our June Writing Series is dedicated to livening up your story so that it’s ready for self-publication. Miss our first three posts in the June…

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June Writing Series: How to Write Happy Endings and Unhappy Endings

By Kevin Osworth | June 26, 2017 |
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Every Friday in June, we’ll be posting a blog in our series on how to improve your writing. From how to write dialogue or conflicts to how to improve your grammar, our June Writing Series is dedicated to livening up your story so that it’s ready for self-publication.

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Writing Historical Nonfiction and the Challenges That Come With It

By Kevin Osworth | June 20, 2017 |
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If you’ve been following our blog for some time now, you’ll know we’ve discussed writing historical fiction in the past. Today, however, we’re talking about historical nonfiction. Just to clarify, nonfiction means writing that is based on actual events. It’s factual. Nonfiction writing includes biographies (stories written about someone’s life by a different author), autobiographies…

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June Writing Series: Writing Realistic Conflicts

By Kevin Osworth | June 16, 2017 |
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Every Friday in June, we’ll be posting a blog in our series on how to improve your writing. From how to write dialogue or conflicts to how to improve your grammar, our June Writing Series is dedicated to livening up your story so that it’s ready for self-publication. 

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How Do Bestseller Books Become Bestsellers?

By Kevin Osworth | June 12, 2017 |
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Ever wonder how bestselling authors actually write bestseller books? Every writer does! It’s every author’s dream to hit it big: to write that book no one has thought of yet, to revolutionize a genre, to get movie deals, spin-offs, loyal and dedicated fans, etc. Any and every bestseller list is desirable. It’s a dream, and…

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June Writing Series: How to Write Compelling Dialogue

By Kevin Osworth | June 9, 2017 |
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Every Friday in June, we’ll be posting a blog in our series on how to improve your writing. From how to improve your writing skills and grammar to how to improve writing style, our June Writing Series is dedicated to livening up your story so that it’s ready for self-publication. Stay tuned for more blog…

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Following a Summer Reading List and What Makes Something a “Beach” Read

By Kevin Osworth | June 5, 2017 |
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It’s June, and even though summer doesn’t officially start until the summer solstice—June 21—it’s basically already summer. So get on that swimsuit, hit the pool or beach, and don’t forget to bring along the first book on your summer reading list!

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Write On: How Using Writing Prompts Can Keep You Active Over the Summer

By Kevin Osworth | June 2, 2017 |
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Summer is here! It’s finally warm out, and the pool/beach/lake is beckoning. The next three months promise suntans, sunburns, and, if you’re anything like me, laziness. Don’t fall behind in your writing just because warmer days are upon us: start using writing prompts! Writing prompts are a superb way to exercise those writing muscles and…

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So, You Want to Publish Your Own Book? How to Tell if Your Book is Ready to be Self-Published

By Kevin Osworth | May 30, 2017 |
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Once all is said, done, and written, you’ll be faced with the decision: is it time to publish your own book? Here are some good indicators that a book is ready for publication.

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